There are a lot of different methods out there for you to use to try and get rid of unwanted body hair. There’s the classic waxing, there’s shaving for any quick fixes, tweezing, plucking, laser hair treatments, and then there’s sugaring. Sugaring may sound like a “new” and “crazy” idea to some, but this practice has been used for ages in the Middle East. Just like waxing, sugaring will remove the hairs right from the root, and the results can last up to 6 weeks in duration.
There are two different types of sugaring products that you can find out there: the paste, and then the gel. The paste is thought of to be the “traditional” way to sugar. The mixture is warmed and then applied in the opposite direction of your hair growth, and then it is applied in the direction of the hair growth. The sugar paste is then flicked off in the same direction as the hair growth, one way in how it differs from waxing.
Gel sugaring is a lot like waxing. It is applied in the direction of the hair growth, and it is then removed in the opposite direction.
So why choose sugaring above any other of the hair removal methods? For starters, it’s not too costly. You can sugar right in your own home by either making your own, or you can buy kits that will allow you to do so. Unlike waxing, sugaring also allows for a whole lot of hair to be removed at once, so it is a faster process. Another thing that some women get to enjoy is that sugaring can actually cause permanent hair loss in the desired areas, as it can damage the hair follicle to the point where it will no longer produce the keratin needed to create hair. The best part is that it is easy to clean up after. All you need is some water and you’re set.
Sugaring isn’t always as great as it’s made out to be. If you want to have the “true” traditional style of sugaring, it can be pretty hard to find a spa or a salon that will offer it unless you live in a metropolitan area. If you are doing the sugaring yourself and making your own paste, especially if you are inexperienced with sugaring, it can be quite troublesome to try and get the right consistency.
There has to be a certain balance so that the paste will grasp onto the hair and be able to pull it out from the root. You may need to deal with a bit of fuzz on your legs prior to sugaring (it is recommended you grow your hair out so it is 1/16 of an inch), and it can also be an unsanitary process if you go to a spa or a salon who does not clean their implements appropriately.
All in all, sugaring is an easy process that gets easier the more times you practice. Have it professional done the right time to see what is involved and take home a sugaring kit the second time around.